Welwyn Hatfield police officers meet Prime Minister David Cameron

PRIME Minister David Cameron greeted two “brave” Welwyn Hatfield police officers.

Temporary detective chief inspector Glen Channer and neighbourhood officer Pc Glenn Cook were nominated for the Police Bravery Awards, which took place at the Dorchester Hotel, in London.

They were put forward following their roles during a fatal car crash, in which they rescued Manish Bhatia, of Southall, from a blazing Vauxhall Corsa, which had been in collision with a Mercedes Vito van on Comet Way, in Hatfield, in October 2008.

With very limited time however, they were unable to save the driver Suraj Bhayani, 19.

The duo, who visited 10 Downing Street, were recognised at the awards dinner, which honours police officers who performed heroic actions to save or protect the public.


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- It is not the first time the officers have been rewarded for their bravery that day.

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Last year, the Welwyn Hatfield Times reported how the pair had been recognised by the Royal Humane Society for saving Mr Bhatia’s life.

DCI Channer was given the Bronze Medal, while Pc Cook received the Testimonial on Vellum, as pictured.

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